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Teachers need to be equipped with the knowledge and the confidence to teach the curriculum. Jeff Morgan 13 / Alamy Stock Photo

Grammar still matters – but teachers are struggling to teach it

Grammatical nous has been found to give students a broader understanding of their own language and a key to learning others. The problem is, teachers aren’t being equipped to teach it.
Today’s science standards encourage teachers to base lessons on real-world phenomena rather than textbook facts and definitions. FatCamera/E+ Collection via Getty Images

5 characteristics of an effective science teacher – from a researcher who trains them

Effective science teachers use everyday natural events to get students to explore their world. Here’s how they do it, according to an expert who prepares elementary school science teachers.
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A good induction is important for all new jobs. So why are teachers being left behind?

Newly qualified teachers who aren’t involved in a good induction program are more likely to leave the profession within their first five years of teaching. And most don’t get these inductions.
Teachers are inadequately trained to adapt curricula and teaching methods to include pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities. shutterstock

What South Africa needs to do to improve education for disabled children

South Africa’s inclusive education policy currently under review must address the hindrances preventing children with disabilities from effectively access education in mainstream schools.
More than half of U.S. public school students are children of color, while most of their teachers are white. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

4 ways to get more Black and Latino teachers in K-12 public schools

Teacher turnover is higher among Black and Latino teachers than white teachers. An education policy expert explains what schools can do to reverse the trend.
People take part in a mass meditation on the lawn of Parliament Hill in Ottawa in 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

How to be a mindful anti-racist

Mindfulness practices may help one examine long-held cultural assumptions, allowing one to better respond to current critical issues such as climate change and systemic racism.
There are very few qualified female teachers in schools in northern Nigeria. shutterstock

Scholarships alone are not enough to get more qualified female teachers into Nigeria’s schools

Colleges of education must have increased resources to improve training. They must also address gender-specific issues such as childcare provision, accommodation and sexual harassment.

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